Thursday, February 28, 2013

Baseball Reunion set for April 6th

The Southeastern Louisiana University baseball program, in conjunction with the Southeastern Alumni Association, will host its annual Lions Baseball Reunion the weekend of the Lamar series (April 5th-7th).

Former Lion players will be recognized on the field prior to the Saturday, April 6, game against Lamar, with special recognition given to the father-son and brother combinations that have been a part of Lion baseball history.

To help with planning please RSVP to Larry Hymel at (985) 549-3228 or

On Deck - Lions vs Texas Southern

SLU Lions (5-2, 0-0 SLC) vs Texas Southern Tigers (7-3, 0-0 SWAC)
The Pat - Hammond, LA
Game 1:  6pm Friday March 1
Game 2:  2pm Saturday March 2
Game 3:  1pm Sunday March 3

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Week in Review - 2013 Week Two

SLU headed down to New Orleans for its first road game of the season and suffered their first loss of the season, as Tulane defeated the Lions 5-3.  The Lions bounced back nicely picking up two wins against a quality BYU team 4-1 on Friday afternoon and 3-2 on Saturday afternoon.  In a game resumed from Friday night due to rain, the Lions took one on the chin Sunday losing to #2 LSU 13-1.  The Lions move to 5-2 on the year and will not play any mid-week games this week.  They will be back in action this weekend, as they host Texas Southern.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Lions Fall to #15 in CBD Mid-Major Poll

After finishing the week with a 2-2 record the SLU Lions dropped to number 15 in this week's College Baseball Daily Mid-Major Top 25.  The Lions picked up two nice wins over BYU in Baton Rouge but dropped two road contest to Tulane and LSU. 

SLU is 5-2 on the season and host Texas Southern this weekend in a three game series at The Pat.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

On Deck - Lions in the LSU Tournament

Lions (3-1) vs BYU Cougars (2-2) and #2 LSU Tigers (4-0)
Alex Box Stadium - Baton Rouge, LA
Game 1: vs BYU 1pm Friday February 22 (Free Admission)
Game 2: vs LSU 7pm Friday February 22
Game 3: vs BYU 1pm Saturday February 23 (Free Admission)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hernandez Named SLC Hitter of the Week

For his performance in the weekend series sweep over UT-Martin senior SS Ben Hernandez has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week

Hernandez hit .714 on the weekend, going 5-7 with a double, three RBI's, five runs scored, four walks and two stolen bases.  The Zachary High product, who notched a hit in all three games, went 2-3 and drove in the eventual winning run during the 8th inning of the Lions 5-3 win on Saturday.  On Sunday Hernandez was 2-2 with a double, two RBI's, two runs scored and a walk leading SLU to a 9-3 victory.

On Deck - Lions vs Tulane

SLU Lions (3-0) vs Tulane Green Wave (2-1)
Greer Field at Turchin Stadium - New Orleans, LA
6:30pm Tuesday February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Week in Review - 2013 Week One

Lions Baseball Week in Review

The SLU Lions kicked off the 2013 season with a weekend series sweep over the UT-Martin Skyhawks of the Ohio Valley Conference.  Friday night the Lions took game one 5-4 and followed it up with a 5-3 victory on Saturday.  SLU wore their all gold uniforms on "Solid Gold Sunday" and completed the sweep with an impressive 9-3 victory.  The Lions will hit the road for the first time this season, as they travel to New Orleans to face Tulane in a mid-week contest and to Baton Rouge Friday and Saturday to face LSU and BYU. 

Lions Jump Six Spots in CBD Mid-Major Poll

With their opening weekend series sweep of UT-Martin the SLU Lions jumped six spots in this week's College Baseball Daily Mid-Major Top 25.  CBD has the Lions ranked number 11 after beating the Skyhawks 5-4, 5-3 and 9-3 this weekend at The Pat.

The Lions travel to New Orleans to face Tulane Tuesday night.  1st pitch is set for 6:30pm.

Taping of the Jay Artigues Show to Start Monday

Lion Nation be sure to be in attendance each Monday night for the taping of Inside Southeastern Baseball with Jay Artigues.  The show will be taped at Benny's in historic downtown Hammond beginning at 8pm each Monday night.

Hosted by Allen Waddell, the coaches show features highlights of Southeastern baseball action, along with player profiles, the “Tip of the Week,” upcoming scouting reports and Southland Conference updates. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Did You Know?

Did you know.....Over the last five seasons SLU has the highest overall win total (183) of any Southland Conference school.  Also, the Lions own the longest active streak of consecutive winning seasons (six) in the SLC.

Get Familiar with the Lions for Opening Day

It's opening day for the 2013 college baseball season so I know you are not working today.  Well to pass the time here are all of the pre-season write-ups put out by the best baseball SID in America, Damon Sunde.  Lion Up and get familiar with the 2013 Lions.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Disaster Relief Fund Setup for Bernard Family

On Sunday, February 10, 2013 the city of Hattiesburg, MS was struck by a tornado.  In the the tornado's devastation was the home of Lions senior pitcher Buck Bernard.  The Bernard family lost their entire home and all their possessions due to the tornado's force.

On Deck - Lions vs UT-Martin

SLU Lions (0-0, 0-0 SLC) vs Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks (0-0, 0-0 OVC)
The Pat - Hammond, LA
Game 1: 6pm Friday February 15
Game 2: 2pm Saturday February 16
Game 3: 1pm Sunday February 17

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Lions Check In at #16 in CBD Mid-Major Top 25

The folks over at College Baseball Daily released their 2013 CBD Mid-Major Pre-Season poll earlier this week and Southeastern check-in at number 16.  Southland Conference mate Sam Houston State is ranked 8th in the initial poll.

Over the last two season the Lions have been a fixture in the CBD Mid-Major poll, rising as high as number five during the 2011 season.  College Baseball Daily defines a college basbeall "Mid-Major" as any team not in the traditional Big 6 conferences (ACC, Big West, Big 12, CUSA, Pac 12 and SEC).

Friday, February 8, 2013

Hills Named to NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List

Junior RHP Dylan Hills has been named to the Preseason National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Watch List, as announced by the organization today.

Hills, who led the Lions in wins a year ago, finished the season with a 9-4 record and a 1.64 ERA.  The Ponchatoula, LA native recorded 51 strikeouts over 49.1 innings pitched, as he held opponents to a .181 batting average.

On Deck - 2013 SLU Lions Alumni Game

SLU Lions vs Team Alumni
The Pat - Hammond, LA

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sorenson Picks Lions as Top Cat in SLC

Eric Sorenson with College Baseball Today released his 2013 Southland Conference preview this morning.  And once again I will say his coverage of college baseball is the absolute best.  Stitch-Head is so in-depth with his previews, as he goes into all the details with every team, in every conference of Division I baseball.  Oh, and all of his content is FREE!